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Gairloch & Loch Ewe

Explore the pretty village of Gairloch and the surrounding countryside. Gairloch itself has a fascinating museum and plenty of shops and cafes. The GALE centre on the seafront provides extensive tourist information and also runs local craft and produce markets every Monday and Thursday in the season, as well as hosting exhibitions – well worth a visit as there is always something on.  There is a great walk from the harbour past historic Flowerdale House up to a lovely waterfall. Driving south out of Gairloch, after a couple of miles you come to a road on the right taking you to the area known locally as the ‘overside’. This road passes through the scenic village of Badachro and on down to the wonderful beaches at Redpoint with spectacular views over to the Isle of Skye. At Badachro you can stop for a drink at the Badachro Inn with lovely views over the bay, or take a trip on a real working creel boat with a local fisherman.
Six miles north of Gairloch is Loch Ewe, famous as the base for the Arctic Convoys in World War 2. You can see WW2 remains around the loch and visit the memorial at Cove – during the summer season there is also an Arctic Convoy exhibition at Aultbea. At the village of Poolewe there is a weekly craft and produce market every Tuesday. The world-famous garden at Inverewe always has something in bloom. Travelling north towards the village of Aultbea, we have Scotland’s smallest distillery, the Loch Ewe Distillery, at Drumchork. Drive on through the village of Aultbea right to the end of the road at Mellon Charles and you will find Scotland’s only working perfumery, the Perfume Studio, which also has a lovely café with great views.
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